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Foreign investors buy net NT$15 bil. in TWSE stocks over previous week

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE, 台灣證交所) on Monday announced that foreign investors overbought nearly NT$15 billion in local shares last week, an increase of about 42 percent from the previous week.

TWSE announced yesterday that the securities net oversold position by foreign investors was NT$14.09 billion during the week of Aug. 4-8. This represented the difference between NT$121.21 billion securities bought and NT$135.30 billion securities sold.

During the week beginning July 28, the securities net overbought position by foreign investors was NT$10.57 billion, representing the difference between NT$154.01 billion securities bought and NT$143.44 billion securities sold.

The accumulated net overbought position by foreign investors, during the period of the year to Aug. 8, was NT$ 302.79 billion. This represented the difference between NT$ 3.44 trillion securities bought and NT$ 3.14 trillion securities sold.

The market capitalization of the shareholdings of foreign investors was NT$9.57 trillion as of Aug. 8, or 37.18 percent of the total market capitalization. This is lower than that a week ago by NT$141.64 billion.

The three securities that reported the highest overbought positions, in terms of thousand shares, by foreign investors during the week of Aug. 4-8, 2014 were: Innolux Corporation (群創光電) 25,887, AU Optronics Corporation (友達光電) 18,487 and Nanya Technology Corporation (南亞科技) 14,933.

The three securities that reported the highest oversold positions, in terms of thousand shares, by foreign investors during the week of Aug. 4-8 were: United Microelectronics Corp. (聯華電子) 132,425, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (台灣積體電路) 55,224 and Mega Financial Holding Co. (兆豐金控) 21,253.

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